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Vincent Luan, D.D.S.

drluanDr. Vincent Luan grew up in Houston, Texas. He attended Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. Upon graduating from Strake, he attended Baylor University and obtained his undergraduate in Pre Dentistry. Dr. Vincent then attended school at University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

After dental school he completed a hospital residency at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration, part of the UCLA Medical system. Following his hospital training he  practiced dentistry in Arizona and Texas with focus on treating children. Since he enjoyed working with children he decided to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his two year specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital, part of the Cornell system in New York. While there he served as Chief Resident in the Pediatric Dental Department.

Immediately upon graduation, Dr. Vincent practiced Pediatric Dentistry in Southern California.  After living on both the West Coast and East Coast he decided to move closer to his parents in Houston.

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Why I became a Pediatric Dentist

In the 7th grade I suffered a traumatic injury to my mouth which resulted in a broken front tooth.  My family often struggled financially and unfortunately my parents did not have the means to pay for me to have my tooth fixed.  I remember feeling self-conscious, uncomfortable and would rarely smile.  Kids often teased me and called me names which greatly affected my self-esteem and confidence.  After what seemed like an eternity living with my damaged smile, I was able to get my tooth fixed.  Once again, I was back to the happy, confident young man my family, friends and teachers knew.     

Adversity is one of life’s few guarantees.  It comes in all shapes and sizes and we all handle it differently.  It was because of this childhood experience that I chose to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry.  I strive to help children feel confident and empowered by exhibiting a bright, happy and healthy smile.      

volunteer-workDr. Vincent is devoted to giving back and participates in the Give Kids a Smile program & has gone on missionary trips to Honduras and Guatemala to provide dentistry to children who have no access to modern dentistry.

Dr. Vincent is involved in numerous dental organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Academy of Sports Dentistry
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Vincent is also a member of the US Olympic Dental Committeeand is the former president of the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
 
When not practicing dentistry in his private practice, he is teaching at the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch.